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Aboriginal Camp, W.A.

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Description

Handwritten message on reverse is address to 'Mrs A. E. Johnson / Kangaroo Soap Works / Hindmarsh / South Australia', and reads '29-8-10 / Dear Mother / Just a line to let you know / that we are all well. Ida / and the boys and Vera / went to York on Saturday / so I am batching I don't / care much about it but / I am not starving myself / I saw Ede Johnson on Saturday she is not looking too / well. I wish I was (?) you / and thin I would be able / to get my meals hoping you / are all well as we are from / Ed.'

Physical description

Postcard featuring a sepia toned photograph of a group of Aboriginal people outside a dwelling, all with naked torsos. In the image one man is lounging in the foreground, with an open copy of the Sunday Times, and a standing man has a copy of a newspaper strung through his loincloth. The image is captioned Aboriginal Camp, W.A. in handwritting. "The Sunday Times is not only the biggest paper in WA, but it has the largest circulation as well" is printed on the reverse along with a handwritten message.

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